Tagged: middle class

A good idea packaged wrong

President Obama is looking to strike another deal, using the corporate tax rate as a bargaining chip, but is this really the way to get economic growth?

Driving Blind: Fake Geeks and a Dying Middle Class

And we’re back. Friday afternoon I got sidetracked trying to buy a car, but that fell through because the one I was looking at had already been sold. That’s what happens when you take...

Sounds of the City

Right now  as I start this post, out on the street, the same somebody who comes by once a week is creating the clink-clink noise of bottles being sorted out of the neighborhood recycle...

Economic Benefits of Marriage

In 2011 Pew Charitable Trusts published an interesting study showing just who is falling out of the middle class. – Compared with married women, women who are divorced, widowed or separated are between 31 and...

Thermomixed Up, Part 8: The Rich Buddha

(Previously, Parts 1,  2,  3 , 4,  5, 6 and 7) In the comment section of a previous post, on the subject of living one’s convictions, I suggested that former Gentleman Freddie deBoer did not possess a complete set of male...

The Death and Life of the Great American Middle Class

I don’t agree with Andrew Sullivan on the issue of public sector unions at all but at least this post is a good deal more measured than many of his recent efforts. It’s also revealing...